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Did the greatest king who ever lived ever live? That’s a tricky question. The fabled first king of England, the mythological figure associated with Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table, may have been based on a 5th to 6th century Roman-affiliated military leader who staved off invading Saxons.

Learn how the legend of Arthur (and Merlin) grew over the centuries and became popularized by such writers as Geoffrey of Monmouth until he was practically synonymous with England herself by the High Middle Ages.

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"#26: (Q&A) Did King Arthur and Merlin Truly Exist?" History on the Net
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